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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Rockford, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The staff was very friendly and the location is excellent for spending time on the Plaza. The double queen suite we stayed in was of nice size with a small seating area, great for the family as it also had a pull out couch. We very much enjoyed our 5 star breakfast at the Chaz both mornings.
We would return for another stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear Raleigh198,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate having the opportunity to host you. We hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,
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eureka springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is obviously well run ! From arrival with a well groomed entrance and neatly uniformed doorman we were whisked into the hotel and greeted by a very friendly clerk up to a bog room that was super well appointed with amenities that far surpassed our expectation. We walked across the bridge into the country club plaza for dinner

Really a perfect stay

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear 1905 Manager Guests,

Thank you for efforts to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us a the Raphael Hotel.

We truly appreciate your kind words, and promise to share them with all of our associates. Please plan on returning again soon!

Best Regards,
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Oxnard, California
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were in Harrisonville planning a quick getaway for out first year anniversary. Sheraton let us down with a terrible presidential suite, but Raphael made that experience history. Room was fantastic and absolutely clean. Everything worked except for T.V but it didn't really matter. Service was great. I reeeeaally recommend :)

Room Tip: Presidential, it's worth it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Melisa,

Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for selecting the Raphael to host your special day. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us.

Let's make this an annual event...

Best Regards,
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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I much prefer sleek, modern hotels for business trips but nevertheless, i thought the Raphael was an excellent stay. Walking distance to country club plaza, decent sized rooms, comfortable bed and fairly quiet. Kansas City as a whole is an old city - the intercontinental was located across the street and that place looked very dated from the outside. At least the Raphael has charm and a good restaurant - albeit it has a bit of "the shining" feel that comes with old hotels

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear BigLeagueC,

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, even if we do provide alittle different style than you are used to. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope we will have another opportunity to host you again in the future.

Best Regards,
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed here on a business trip but wanted something a little bit special as well for husband and wife.....

man it was awesome, from the minute we hit the front driveway, hands on to assist, friendly team on the desk, and when we got to our room wow!!!!!!!!

awesome coffee machine, amenities, the spa bath was out of this world, not to mention the huge shower with rainshower head as well..the toiletries were great, big cupboards and drawers, the view fantastic and as for the bed....it was so soft and comfy & guess what a proper quilt!!!!!!!!!rare for hotels these days....the heating/cooling worked awesome.

we had 2 breakfasts and a business lunch at the restaurant, our business associates were very impressed as we were. the staff and food were totally awesome.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL, DONT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE IN KANSAS - YOU WILL LOVE THE EXPERIENCE>

Amy

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear Amy S,

Thank you for being our guest, and sharing your thoughts. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to hosting you at the Raphael and Chaz. Your comments will be shared with all of our associates.

Please make plans to come back and see us again!

Best Regards,
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minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Amazing room, exceptional staff . Drinks at the fire such a highlight because of Josh! He was such a wealth of knowledge not only of the history of the hotel, but of the wine offerings, What an asset to this hotel! This man deserves a raise!

Room Tip: Excellent choice
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank scoobyminneapolis29
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear ScobbyM<

We promise to share your comments with Josh from Chaz! thanks so much foa ll your kind comments about him, Chaz, and the Raphael. We truly appreciate your input and your patronage. Please plan on returning to se us again soon...

Best Regards,
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Lindsborg, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

If you are looking for a hotel with excellence, look no further. For banquets, Chad and Tyler are the best. Luggage, it doesn't get any better with Rick. Comfort, historical, and great water pressure for a relaxing shower with nice robes. Room service is top notch with great choices for food. The hot chocolate in the evening was the perfect temperature. Should be rated a 5 star hotel. Maybe if they put their restaurant on the top floor for a breath taking view the Country club Plaza. I even talked with Bill Cosby in the elevator. That should tell you the class if he stays there.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the plaza.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Airbeanie,

What a very complimentary review, thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts. It is always so helpful to share this type of review with all of our associates, it does make a difference. Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon.

Best Regards,
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Property: The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2015 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 
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